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Exeter
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We held a Christmas dinner for 32 ladies at the City Gate and it was a tremendous success. The food was superb (thanks chef!) and the service second to none. Never before have we had such well organised, attentive service. Dan is an asset to the hotel, and well done Ben.

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Bordon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The communal areas for this hotel were very tired and dirty. Whilst the bedroom looked clean the bathroom had peeling paint, mouldy shower curtain and mouldy bath surround. In addition there was a cracked tile on the floor held together by selotape! The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. The manager who sleeps above the top floor...

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It's an old boozer and the rooms reflect that however there is no excuse for mouldy bathroom grout (there is a £6 spray in b and q called mould remover which would see this off in 20 minutes). The carpets are truly horrid and the general ambience is slightly depressing. The location is good. Just makes you wonder why the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This hotel consists of rooms above a rather dated public house, and hotel check is at the pub bar. There are steep stairs up to the rooms (no apparent lift), with a filthy stair carpet that badly needs a deep clean or replacement. The room itself (room 13) was a reasonable size and appeared to have been upgraded in recent...

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Thank langstonejohn
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Heard the food was bad. Tried it and it is absolutely great .so tasty . Good portions.i would recommend it if u pop in for a bite to eat on a Saturday afternoon. A good size outdoor area as well as a comfortable sofa'd indoors

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Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 30 October 2016

the building itself could do with some work much needed t.l.c however i could not fault the two young members of staff they went out of their way to help make our evening special we came in Saturday evening for a birthday meal the staff were all you could ask for and more the food was perfect i had the...

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Thank jonnyA99
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just visited the bar for a drink and had a pint of Young's Special and it was served very short of a full pint. I asked for it to be topped up but appears from a discussion with the manager that the brewery has told them to serve the beer less than a pint! Insist on a full pint as...

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Thank Tim P
Swindon, Wilts.
Reviewed 8 October 2016

After reading reviews, we had high hopes that this would be a good stay. The staff were excellent, the food was good and reasonably priced. We were in Room No.1 on the first floor which was nicely decorated and clean as was the bathroom. The bed was big and comfortable. The location is very convenient for visiting the Cathedral and...

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Thank Adrian&Elena
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I haf high hopes of this hotel from reading some reviews and seeing the online pictures but would advise others to take those with a pinch of salt. I was met by the receptionist who was sat beside the bar puffining on an e-cig... Highly unprofessional! Check in was slow as they did not know how to use the computer...

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed with friends for an overnight stay in Exeter. Really happy with the hotel, the rooms are lovely, beds are very comfortable and the bar downstairs a friendly atmosphere. I will definitely stay here again

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The City Gate Hotel

Address: 1 Iron Bridge | Lower North Street, Exeter EX4 3RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: $128 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The City Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Go somewhere else if you want any sleep”
  • Mouldy bath
  • Mouldy shower curtain
  • Broken tile held together with selotape
  • paint peeling from the wall
 of 5 bubbles GlobetrotterPort, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The top floor is probably quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Adrian&Elena, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The wifi in my room on the first floor was very poor”
 of 5 bubbles S2052NIstever, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 was spacious”
 of 5 bubbles HeddyChris, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Salsa92, 27 May 2016 | Read review
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